The Trend : Flatform Sandals
Flatforms. A trend I sneered at for several seasons.
What is the purpose of this shoe, I wondered? If I want height, I’ll wear a heel. If I want flats, I’ll wear flats. Why oh why do we need a flatform? And didn’t these oddities die off in the 1990s? Well, for better or worse, the shoes are still here. And I have finally surrendered to the trend. And I actually like it!
After a few rounds of wearing these Tibi flatforms, here are my thoughts on the pros and cons of flatforms. On the positive side: These elevated flats are avant-garde and architectural. The structure of the shoe naturally lengthens the silhouette. Those who prefer flats to stiletto heels also might prefer the comfort of these as compared to heels. Plus, they just have a nice fashion forward look. On the flip side, some flatforms are rather rigid, not allowing the foot to bend naturally. This can make walking on uneven surfaces somewhat treacherous.
For me, the pros outweigh the cons. This cool look is something I’ll keep trying throughout the summer. I’m not a fan of flats typically, so this shoe is a good compromise for me. If you’re on the fence, maybe dip your toe in the water with an inexpensive, moderate height flatform option.
Keep reading for more flatform sandal options and for details on my look…
Shop for Flatforms:
Shop my Look:
Clover Canyon jumpsuit (here; dress in this print here) |Tibi Aiko sandals (here) | 3.1 Phillip Lim bag (here) | Dannijo pendant necklace (older; very similar on sale here) | Jennifer Fisher bracelet (here) | Nars heat wave lipstick (here) | OPI nail polish (here)
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this trend. Is it something you might try this summer? Have you tried flatforms already? What are your opinions?